Play

What pup doesn’t like to play? Our play category is all about the fun stuff. You learn about the best dog toys, the best dog parks, and just random fun stuff for you and your canine to share and play with.

Why Do Dogs Growl When Playing?

2 dogs fighting: Why Do Dogs Growl When Playing?

If you’ve spent any time at the dog park, there is no doubt that you’ve seen lots of dogs of all different types and sizes playing. Some play rough, some gently and some, well, they just don’t even care about the other dogs (why hang out with dogs when the people have nothing better to do than give out rubs?). Often they chase each other, wrestle, or even growl at one another. But, how do you know when the play is escalating to aggression? And why do dogs growl when playing?

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Life Expectancy Of Dogs: How Long Will My Dog Live?

Pug in old man's arms (caption: Life Expectancy Of Dogs)

Larger animals tend to live longer than smaller ones…most of the time. Think about it. A human lives longer than a cat, which lives longer than a rat, which lives longer than a fly. But why isn’t this true when it comes to animals within their species? A person who weighs 150 pounds will most likely live longer than a person who weighs 300 pounds. This is because of increased health risks for the person who weighs 300 pounds. When it comes to dogs though, how can you compare a Great Dane to a Chihuahua? Their anatomic builds are completely different and their lifespans reflect this…

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Interview: Rocco & Roxie Supply Co. Co-Founders, Morgan And Matson Magleby

Rocco & Roxie team photo (caption:Interview: Rocco & Roxie Supply Co. Co-Founders, Morgan and Matson Magleby)

The Magleby family started Rocco & Roxie, a Utah-based dog product company, in 2013. This family-run business has a big heart for helping pets and maintaining a high-quality standard for its products. By testing with their own pets, Rocco the dog and Roxie the cat, they build trust by using only the best ingredients and recipes that their pets use and approve. Our exclusive interview explores the company, learning how they started and successfully manage a growing national product line with loved ones…

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Best Dog Subscription Box For Heavy Chewers: Barkbox Super Chewer vs Bullymake vs Kong Box

Barley with Bullymake box (caption: Best Dog Subscription Box For Heavy Chewers)

You get some new “tough” dog toys, and your dog absolutely loves them. But within minutes, stuffing is everywhere, squeakers are removed from the toys and your dog has destroyed $20 worth of new toys. We all know this situation far too well. Maybe you perform reconstructive “surgery” on the toy by duct taping it, but that only lasts a short period before your dog tears it to shreds all over again. So much for “tough.” Quit wasting your money on toys that barely last 5 minutes and start buying dog toys designed for heavy chewers…

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Dog Name Ideas For Every Type Of Dog

Dog's face (caption: dog name ideas)

Bringing home a new member of the family is always a fun and exciting time. Many families already have a name picked out for their new dog when it arrives but some prefer to wait to see what characteristics the dog has before picking that perfect name. There are a number of ways to pick the perfect name for a dog, picking favorite literary characters, picking more predictable dog names and naming the dog after certain characteristics. For some dogs and dog owners only the cute names appeal and there are certainly plenty of these to choose from. Cute dog names can originate from a wide variety of places and depending upon the dog’s origin you may find that the originating country has as much to do with selecting a name as the meaning of the name itself…

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6 Foolproof Pet Photography Tips

Woman taking photo of dog in grass

We all want keepsakes of important moments, people or animals in our lives. That’s why learning to take better pictures of your pet is a great idea! Tired of those annoying flashbacks where your furry friend’s eyes look like something you’d see on Halloween? We know how you feel because we have lots of red eye pet pics too! Check out these 6 pet photography tips to help you get the photos you want to show off to others…

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How To Bond With Your Rescue Dog Or New Puppy

Dog bonding with mom (Caption: Dog and owner on patio with drink)

When we adopted our dog, Sally, from the shelter, we were so excited. We could tell she was a bit nervous/anxious on the car ride home. We kept her on a leash while we walked her through the house at first, then after a couple of minutes, we let her have free reign. She explored her new home, and shortly after we found ourselves cuddled up on the couch with her. We could tell she was exhausted after an eventful day, so we decided to try to calm her and give her some affection that first evening home with us. I think this was the best thing we could’ve done for her at that time. In this article, we’ll discuss how to bond with your rescue dog after you bring her home and why bonding with your dog is so important…

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Kong Dog Toys Review: Endless, Durable Fun

Barley with dog toy (caption: Kong Dog Toys Review)

If you’ve been a dog owner for a while, you’ve very likely heard of or have even purchased a Kong for your pup. Kong has been a leading manufacturer of fun, interactive and extremely durable toys for decades. We’re big fans of Kong products ourselves and want to share our reviews of some their most popular toys, treats and other products to help you keep your dog happy and mentally stimulated…

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